Banana Boats


We always love to celebrate my stepdaughter’s good grades, often with a trip to the local frozen yogurt or ice cream place.  I simply cannot resist ice cream or really any sweets for that matter, which is something my stepdaughter and I have in common.  She has been getting fours (highest grade) consistently for a number of weeks so she requested that we celebrate with one of her favorite at home sweet snacks: BANANA BOATS!


This is a household favorite for how quick and simple they are to make.  Start to finish they honestly take ten minutes.  We also love how everyone can customize them to their own liking.  First, preheat your oven to 250 degrees; then lay out a piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet.  Slice a banana length wise and place it on top of the foil.


Next, sprinkle chocolate chips and marshmallows on top of the split banana.  My favorite is to use milk chocolate chips, but you could use really any type of chocolate.  It would probably be delicious to try chocolate chips and peanut butter chips, but I have yet to do that.  Next time!


Fold up the foil to create a pocket that looks kind of like an enclosed boat.  Pop them in the oven at 250 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until the chocolate chips are melted.


Once they are done in the oven it is time to add your toppings!  I personally love to just add caramel, but my stepdaughter likes to go all out.  She adds on caramel, sprinkles, and tops it all off with whipped cream.  If you want to really go overboard, you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Only thing left to do is enjoy the yummy goodness 🙂


Bonus: eating out of the foil also makes for quick easy clean-up!  Try it out and tell me in the comments below what are some of your favorite toppings to add.

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